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A 'The Zeppo' Poll

POSTED BY: BATMARLOWE
UPDATED: Thursday, June 8, 2006 10:42
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Thursday, April 6, 2006 5:25 PM

RMMC


Well...I got it and I'm 42. *sigh*

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Friday, April 7, 2006 5:11 AM

BATMARLOWE


Well, your reply was a pleasant surprise. I figured this thread was buried a long time ago. As it turns out the ages of the people who've responded to the question has been fairly broad--which has been nice to see. So maybe it wasn't so strange a teenaged Cordelia Chase would know who Zeppo Marx was.

Then again, the other day I met a woman in her mid-twenties who didn't know who Dean Martin was.

I remember when I was 42. *sigh*







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Friday, April 7, 2006 3:29 PM

JWHEDONADDICT


I got it. I'm 30, know almost nothing about the Marx Bro., then or now.

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Friday, April 7, 2006 7:53 PM

RMMC


Hi! I still kinda new but in the few months I've been in and out of here, I've learned that no thread ever dies as long as new people join and go exploring into the depths of the archive. (Man, I think I just made that sound like spelunking.) Kinda reminds me of Dark Shadows characters...death never meant they left the show. I've been mostly in the general discussions area and have seen threads that were 2 and 3 years old being revived.

In regard to your poll, I'm also somewhat surprised by the amount of the younger generation that got the reference as well, (Although I don't know why--it was well before my time as well) but I think it may be due to the video/information age. The Marx brothers movies are avaliable and, still fun to watch, and as it's not too violent or (overtly) ribald, parents are more likely to just let the kids watch them. If the kids liked it, they go online to find out more.

I can sympathise with your experience with the young lady. I work with a twenty year old and recently tried to explain to her who Ricky Nelson was. I failed miserably.

I seem to recall be a bit more cognizant about people in my parents' and grandparents' generations--mainly from just listening to them talk about it. Heck--some play I did in grade school sparked an interesting set of reminiscences from my grandmother ranging from hair-bobbing to Barney Google and Valentino.

Hey, nobody said you couldn't still be 42, after all, how long did Jack Benny stay 39? And if anyone calls you on it, just give 'em chocolate.



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Friday, April 7, 2006 9:44 PM

OKAMI


Quote:

Originally posted by batmarlowe:
Something I've always been curious about and you guys can help me out:

Cordelia calls Xander "The Zeppo" of the group. I've always wondered how many viewers got the reference.

So I'd really like to know if you:

A) Got it.
B) Thought you got it but you were wrong and what you thought it meant.
C) Knew you didn't get it and came up with your own plausible explanation.
D) Didn't get it and somebody explained it to you correctly.
E) Didn't get it and somebody explained it to you incorrectly.
F) Didn't get it and didn't think too much about it.

And your age. Please. Thank you for your kind participation.






A I got it and I'm 31

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Saturday, April 8, 2006 11:45 AM

SAMWIBATT


A) Got it.

I'm 39.

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Sunday, May 7, 2006 5:50 AM

KILLWITHBRAIN


weeeeeeeeee *weighs in on old, dead topic*
i was 12. i got it.
have seen every marx brothers movie
i think there is, however, a lot of merit in the whole younger-folks-don't-generally-get-it
none of my friends even know who the marx brothers are. sad. :-(

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Sunday, May 7, 2006 7:37 AM

BATMARLOWE


Excellent, Killwithbrain! I think I was about 12 when I first discovered the Marxes too. My faves are Animal Crackers, Duck Soup, and A Night at the Opera. There are few movie scenes funnier than the stateroom scene.

I agree that 12 is surprisingly young to know about the Marxes. I think it's great that someone that young is aware enough to know life began before you were born and has the open-mindedness to seek and appreciate what was going on in previous decades.

Good going!

And yeah, it's an old dead topic. And every time it gets ressurected, I'm pleasantly surprised.

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Sunday, May 7, 2006 8:30 AM

ARCADIA


F) Didn't get it and didn't think too much about it.

I was... hmm... around 13 when it aired. I'm 20 now, and I just finally looked it up before of this poll.

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Sunday, May 7, 2006 1:03 PM

BATMARLOWE


So now that you know...any thoughts?

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Sunday, May 7, 2006 2:03 PM

BRAINSPECIALIST


15 when I saw it, and knew she was referring to the more obscure member of the Marx Brothers quartet, Zeppo Marx. I just don't think she'd actually watch Marx Brothers comedies, however, so the quote's a bit out of place.

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Sunday, May 7, 2006 6:21 PM

BATMARLOWE


Yeah, that was kinda my thinkin' too. It's a great line, but that Cordelia would know who Zeppo Marx was...

But that's sort of discussed earlier in the thread.

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Sunday, May 7, 2006 6:34 PM

CHRISISALL


It just shows that she's more of a geek than she'd like to believe; no date, late night TV movies, etc...

Not that I grew up that way Chrisisall

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Monday, May 8, 2006 4:39 PM

BATMARLOWE


No, man...uh...me neither.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2006 2:59 AM

CHRISISALL


Datewise, I was more popular than Johnathan!

I mean, you know, the Superstar version...yeah...Chrisisall

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Thursday, May 11, 2006 4:22 PM

MILFORD


Got it, giggled, and I'm 30.

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Thursday, May 18, 2006 3:39 AM

SERENITYSLITTLEANGEL



I didn't get it the first time I saw the ep - but I was only 9 at the time. I got it a few years later - when I was around 13/14.

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Thursday, May 18, 2006 3:45 AM

VINTERDRAKEN


Got it, but it took a while until I got from where.

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Thursday, May 18, 2006 3:45 AM

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Got it, but it took a while until I got from where.

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Thursday, May 18, 2006 3:45 AM

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Got it, but it took a while until I got from where.

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Thursday, May 18, 2006 3:45 AM

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Thursday, May 18, 2006 3:45 AM

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Got it, but it took a while until I got from where.

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Thursday, May 18, 2006 3:45 AM

VINTERDRAKEN


Got it, but it took a while until I got from where.

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Thursday, June 8, 2006 10:42 AM

INDIGOSTARBLASTER


I didn't get the reference in and of itself (I know the Marx brothers were comedians with first names ending in "o", but nothing more than that), but later Cordelia makes some reference to the Marx brothers, so I figured that Zeppo must be the one that never got famous or ended up doing badly or something like that.

I was in my mid-20s.

I still don't get the William Burroughs reference one either.

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